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Welcome to the Pachaysana Blog. We open this space to further the dialogue on many themes related to our work in community development and international education. We will post 1 or 2 times a month and would love to hear your thoughts, so please reply and offer comments or questions.


We also seek out guest bloggers. Please let us know if you would like to write about any of our themes: community development, international education, arts and social justice, alternative forms of education, fair trade learning, decolonial education, cultural identity, among others.

The views expressed in our blog are those of Pachaysana and our writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or identities of our partner communities and organizations.

Embodying Resilience

When I think back to the night of our final performances, I am reminded of the tears, the pain, the song, the dance, the fireworks and the love. I think about the collective healing and resilience that took place that night, and the strong sensation and awareness of connectivity with the land, the past, the present, and one another that I felt. Not only were we danzando nuestras historias, but we were collectively comprehending the drastic changes from the global pandemic, expressing our mutual but unique pain and heartbreak from the abrupt end of our time together, and articulating our profound love for one another and the group as a whole. To me, this night was more than an act of re

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